[jamming] How to retrieve parent directory

Klaus Meier winstonkl at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 21 23:51:27 PDT 2006


Okay, thanks.
But I need the absolute path to my Jamfile.
I have another solution.
I set a Batch-variable with the absolute path to the current directory and 
evaluate this variable.

Best regards,

Winston


>From: "Andic, Svetozar" <Svetozar.Andic at NBNZ.CO.NZ>
>To: Klaus Meier <winstonkl at hotmail.com>, jamming at perforce.com
>Subject: RE: [jamming] How to retrieve parent directory
>Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 12:14:07 +1200
>
>Obvious one is ..
>
>
>Or $(SUBDIR:D)
>Or $(SEARCH_SOURCE:D) but these won't work as you expect if the TOP (or
>whatever your starting point) variable is not set. If the TOP is not set,
>than all you can see in $(SUBDIR) and $(SEARCH_SOURCE) is the portion of 
>the
>directory name following the TOP.
>
>For example if your Jamfile starts with:
>
>SubDir TOP first_dir second_dir ;
>
>The $(SUBDIR) and $(SEARCH_SOURCE) will both give
>
>first_dir/second_dir
>
>
>I am not sure what you are trying to do but you can't go wrong if you use
>relative paths in your rules.
>
>Sveta
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Klaus Meier [mailto:winstonkl at hotmail.com]
>Sent: Thursday, 22 June 2006 12:15 a.m.
>To: jamming at perforce.com
>Subject: [jamming] How to retrieve parent directory
>
>Hello,
>how can I retrieve the name of the parent directory where my Jamfile is?
>
>Best regards,
>
>Winston
>
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